Subordinating Modalities

A Quantitative Analysis of Syntactically Dependent Modal Verb Constructions

Autoren: Hohaus, Pascal

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    • provides an in-depth corpus-based investigation of subordinated modal verb phrases combining usage-feature analysis with collocational/colligational analysis
    • applies construction grammar to modality including the notions of complexity, schematicity, productivity and subjectivity
    • discusses replicability as a methodological challenge in conducting a follow-up study to validate the findings

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This study is concerned with the use of the English modals (may, might,can, could, shall, should, will, would and must) in adverbial, relative and complement clauses. It employs synchronic data from the British National Corpus and quantitative methods to investigate similarities and differences between the core modals, as well as modal-specific preferences in subordinate clauses. The main finding is that modal verbs in subordinate clauses may be conceived of as meso-constructions and that they qualify as micro-constructions once further syntagmatic features are considered. This allows for distinguishing modal verb phrases with different degrees of complexity, schematicity, productivity and subjectivity. Further applications give us insights into collocations, modal harmony, semantic preference, and the attraction of dynamic meaning to relative clauses.
            

Über die Autor*innen

The Author Pascal Hohaus worked as a PhD student at University of Hanover (2014–2019). He is currently coordinating the online study programs Business and Media Informatics at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences (January 2020).

          

Inhaltsverzeichnis (7 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (7 Kapitel)

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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Subordinating Modalities
Buchuntertitel
A Quantitative Analysis of Syntactically Dependent Modal Verb Constructions
Autoren
Copyright
2020
Verlag
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Inhaber
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-476-05643-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-476-05643-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-476-05642-9
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XV, 286
Anzahl der Bilder
29 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen
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